apparently mothers intuition on babys size is usually closer than even an ultrasound.
Did you find this to be true about your baby or past children... that they were pretty close to the size you expected?
I hope this is true because right now I feel like Mae is only nearing 8 pounds.
Once again, I am facing the same thing. OB keeps trying to scare me with stories of big babies and GS and macrosomia despite the fact that I had an ultrasound at 36 weeks where the tech stated very great feeling that this baby is completely average in size. All along, I have felt like this one will be a little smaller than DS because of my very controlled diet. If she turns out to be bigger than him, it's only because at this point, she's been inside for a full week longer than he was and doesn't seem to be coming out any time soon. Still, I expect her to be very average size.
DD#1 was 8lbs 1oz at 42 weeks. In this pregnancy, I've been eating better and weigh about 22 pounds less than I did at this point with DD. I feel way more uncomfortable, but that could just because everything is so stretched out. So who knows? I guess I would be surprised if she were 9 or more or less than 7.5, so that's as close as I can get to a gut feeling.
and remembering: little turtle 5/23/2006 and poppyseed 7/15/2009
I remember thinking that my third would be huge but she was only 9lb7oz. She was also posterior and pushing horribly on a nerve in my back/hip. I knew my second was really big, she was 10lb4oz. My first was hard because I just felt like a whale due to my 70 pound weight gain. Yikes. She was 8lb12oz.
#2-3 were bigger than I expected
#4 was smaller
#5 was bigger
#6 - I suspected close to 10#, he was 9#10.
Mom of 7, ages 13, 12, 9, 7, 5, 4, and 2.5!
#2 - I said 7-8lbs and she was 7.5lbs
#3 - My guess is right around 9lbs... We'll know soon...
Mama to C (3-25-06) and A (1-17-09) and Jameson Grant (9-25-10) my HBA2C baby!
Steph, DH Jason (1-1-11), DS Owen (10-3-03) and DS Kai (10-13-11)
Andrea...wife, SAHM to 3.5 yo DS and 1 yo DD.
#2--I *knew* she was big, even though my OB said no bigger than mid-8s. She was 9-8.
#3--I was guessing close to 10lbs, but I had a dream that he was 9-3. He was 9-5. Incidentally, I had an u/s 2 days before his birth which estimated him at 9-7. Pretty darn good, I'd say!
8g, 7g, 4b, 2g
DD2- I thought around 10 lbs and she was 9 lbs 12 oz. (I started out 15 lbs lighter and gained 20 lbs less with her and everyone thought the baby was going to be much smaller....)
SAHM to Chloe«- 6/2008 (10 lbs, 5 oz), Hannah- 9/2010 (9 lbs, 12 oz), Liam- 2/2013 (9 lbs, 6 oz)
But I just KNEW this baby was going to be big. I had no reason, outwardly, to think so. I measured right on, each and every week, until right before delivery when I measured a few weeks small (because he was LOW.) I didn't look any bigger than ever before in pregnancy. I only gained 25 lbs. I didn't FEEL any different. In fact, I felt relatively great since my SPD didn't kick in until the very last weeks. Midwife guessed about 9 or 9 1/2 lbs. No diabetes.
But I kept saying, "This baby is going to be B.I.G." I kept saying I felt like he'd be over 10 lbs. I always called him (we didn't know the gender) "the big baby" as in, "Honey, mama can't get down on the floor to play that game because I have a big baby in my tummy."
And boy was he big. 11 lbs 15 oz. I KNEW he would be big. I certainly didn't guess that large but who ever in their right mind would???
C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
8g, 7g, 4b, 2g
I was 9lbs and he was over 11.
Mama to DS (7) , DD (5) and DD (2) and expecting a LO in 2/14
"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."